Fleetwood Mac 2018-19 Tour Dates
10/3 – Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
10/6 – Chicago, IL, United Center
10/10 – Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
10/12 – Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/14 – Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/16 – Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/18 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
10/20 – St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/22 – St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
10/26 – Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
10/28 – Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/30 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
11/1 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
11/3 – Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
11/5 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
11/7 – Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
11/10 – Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
11/12 – Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
11/14 – Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
11/17 – Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
11/19 – Portland, OR, Moda Center
11/21 – San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
11/23 – Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
11/25 – Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
11/28 – Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/30 – Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
12/3 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
12/6 – Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
12/8 – San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
12/11 – Inglewood, CA, The Forum
12/13 – Inglewood, CA, The Forum
2/5 – Houston, TX, Toyota Center
2/7 – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
2/9 – Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
2/13 – Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at The BJCC
2/16 – New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
2/18 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
2/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
2/22 – Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
2/24 – Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
2/27 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
3/3 – Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
3/5 – Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
3/9 – Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
3/11- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
3/13 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
3/15 – Hartford, CT, XL Center
3/20 – Albany, NY, Times Union Center
3/24 – Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
3/26 – Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
3/31- Boston, MA, TD Garden
4/5 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center

Five Reasons You Must See Gary Numan Live In Concert !

Gary Numan Live in Cleveland in 2014
Gary Numan Live in Cleveland in 2014

In honor of the triumphant return of Gary Numan to the US for the second leg of his tour , we decided to list the the five best reasons to see Gary Numan.

1- Nostalgia

The godfather of electronic music , who was one of the innovators and pioneers of the genre and made it radio friendly with hits such as ” Cars ” among others will make you time travel back to your youth. The 1980’s were a rebirth of imagination and innovation at which Gary Numan , Thomas Dolby and Eddie Grant were  at the forefront of the movement. It was a fun time and the music reflected it and for the price of a concert ticket you can travel back in time.

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The new album from Gary Numan  ” Savage ” ( Songs From A Broken World ) is a renaissance of sorts .  Following the album’s release, it was revealed that, in spite of it being predominantly recorded with electronic instruments, it had been excluded from Billboard‘s dance/electronic music chart, with an executive from Billboard advising BMG that “Sonically, the Numan album just does not fit in” with Billboard’s perception of electronic dance music.[4] The Billboard dance/electronic chart’s number one position for September 15 was held by Calvin Harris, whose album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, sold approximately 600 fewer copies than Savage.[5]

That is the definition of irony , an artist who started the genre is now excluded from it. That is  like Metallica being told they are too heavy or not heavy enough to be heavy metal artist.

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3 -Fan Interaction

Before the last tour on Gary’s official website he offered a chance to sit in on rehearsals for the day , not just a two second photo op but for a full day . In addition one of my friends did his meet and greet back in 2014  and said he was one of the nicest people to hang out with , not just shake hands.


Gary has influenced and worked with some of the best and most original artists around . The video of him with Nine Inch Nails doing ” Cars ” was outstanding . His friendship with other 80’s icons such as Adam Ant is the stuff of legend with videos of them performing together all over then net .

5- The  Live Performance

To be honest the first time I saw Gary in concert I was not a die hard fan .At best I was a fan of one song but heck it was something to do .I was immediately blown away  within minutes of him  hitting the stage.In the thousands of bands I seen perform live he is now in the top ten. The songs , the musical talent , the creative melodies and the raw emotions are put on stage for everyone to witness and not just to  witness ,to become part of it . After the show I immediately ordered  his entire back catalog to find out what I have been missing all these years . What you have here is a genuine artist that matures and changes like we all do over time.

Gary Numan 2018 Tour Dates:
09/04 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
09/07 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger.
09/09 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
09/10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
09/11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
09/13 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
09/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
09/16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/17 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/18 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/23 – Wilmington, DE @ The Queen
09/24 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
09/25 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
09/27 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
09/28 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
09/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

To see if Gary is coming to city to near please see his official website at https://garynuman.com/



Live Review – Five Reasons Echosmith Represent The Best In Rock N’ Roll !

Cleveland , Ohio – The indie based rock band Echosmith are currently on a spring tour  in support of ” Inside a Dream ” and stopped by Cleveland this week . In celebration of a great performance at Cleveland’s’ House of Blues  we decided to list the five reasons Echosmith represent the best in rock n’ roll .

Echosmith Live On Stage
Echosmith Live On Stage

1- Positive Role Models

The band has been around since 2009 and features three siblings working together to create music and accomplish their dreams. In a day and age of the modern generation claiming entitlement without hard work this band shows you that hard work , determination and drive  along with  talent will get you to the top.

Echosmith Live On Stage
Echosmith Live On Stage

2- Fan Friendly

I have watched Echosmith grow from a small kid  band with just a few people watching them , to a mature musical group with a large following .Along the way they have developed a   loyal following to which they are thankful for . I have seen the band stop on the red carpet at the Alternative Press Music Awards to sign autographs  and pose for selfies with the fans . Not to mention when they were on Warped Tour appearing at their  merch tent mingling with the fans, this band   understands how to make each person feel special and  be part of the magic and that moments like that  last a lifetime.

Echosmith Live On Stage
Echosmith Live On Stage

3- Family Affair

The team behind Echosmith features the parents in active roles in touring and in creating  the band that is  Echosmith .The positive influence of family is an important factor as one looks to to their own life and surroundings when creating music and that shows true in Echosmith.

4-The Music

The release of ” Inside A Dream EP ” along with the single ” Over My Head ” added a musical arsenal to an already full back catalog of great songs. Some of my favorites included ” Get Into My Car ” , ” Future Me” and ” Come Together “. all of which were played live . The mega hit ” Cool Kids ” rounded out the set along with some select covers .

5- The Live Show

Here is where the drive and talent payoff . This band performs like a band that had been headlining for the last twenty years instead of  singer  Sydney Sierota turning 21 this weekend .The stage show , musical ability and audience connection during the show , makes this band true rockstars in every sense of the word. The band is multi  talented with almost every member playing multiple instruments , not just pretty faces without substance.  If you want two hours of pure fun along with gourmet food for the ears check out Echosmith live in a city near you .

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  • Sydney Grace Ann Sierota[38] – lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards (2009–present)
  • Graham Jeffrey David Sierota[39][40] – drums, percussion (2009–present)
  • Noah Jeffrey David Sierota[41] – bass, backing vocals (2009–present)

The support slots were also very talented in their own right so I expect to see great things from both Jena Rose and The Score

Jena Rose supporting Echosmith on tour
Jena Rose supporting Echosmith on tour
The Score supporting Echosmith on Tour
The Score supporting Echosmith on Tour

To learn more about Echosmith please see the official website at  http://www.echosmith.com/


Lizzy Borden returns with his first album in 11 years, ‘My Midnight Things’

One of the best metal acts to come out of the 1980’s returns to prove why he is one of the best !

 On stage in Cleveland in 2011
On stage in Cleveland in 2011
For decades, Lizzy Borden has been one of theatrical rock’s top front-men. And on June 15thBorden will issue his first album in 11 yearsMy Midnight Things, via Metal Blade Records. With the hard n’ heavy tracks of the album opening title cut “Obsessed With You” and “The Scar Across My Heart”, the extended layoff between albums has not dulled his desire to rock and shock. “Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career,” Borden comments.
Album Cover
Album Cover
The album can be pre-ordered (and the “My Midnight Things” lyric video can be viewed) via this link: metalblade.com/lizzyborden –
Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. “I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that,” Borden explains. “My approach is very different than what is happening in today’s current sound.”
The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty).
Borden is planning on hitting the road shortly. “I’ve already started working on the ‘My Midnight Things’ show, and I really can’t wait to play these songs live,” Borden adds. “There are so many talented players out there in the world, I know I will find the right musicians to be on stage with me in my touring band in the new show. And just based on what is being talked about so far, it will be the best show I’ve ever done. I really do feel a new excitement that I have not felt in years. The best is yet to come.”
My Midnight Things track-listing
1. My Midnight Things
2. Obsessed with You
3. Long May They Haunt Us
4. The Scar Across My Heart
5. A Stranger to Love
6. The Perfect Poison
7. Run Away with Me
8. Our Love Is God
9. My Midnight Things (Reprise)
10. We Belong to the Shadows
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Live Review – Five Reasons You Must See Daughtry Live !

Daughtry live on stage .
Daughtry live on stage .

Northfield, Ohio- The seminal rock band Daughtry performed this last week at the Hard Rock Rocksino to a thrilled audience so we decided to list the  five reasons you must see Daughtry live .

Daughtry live on stage .
Daughtry live on stage .

1- The Fans

Daughtry has such a huge fan base that covers all age groups and locales.I met fans that drove from  over four hours away .In addition complete strangers opened up about their love of the band and what the songs mean to them and how they became fans of the band .

Daughtry live on stage .
Daughtry live on stage .

2-The VIP Meet and Great

After talking to fans that spent the extra cost of a meet and greet , they all said it was worth it . The band was gracious to meet them and they felt they made the personal connection with the band and now it made the music that much more special.

Daughtry live on stage .
Daughtry live on stage .

3- The Legacy

The band has been around for about a dozen years with the soon to be released fifth studio album .The history of two number one albums and   successful tours playing in front of millions of fans make this a legacy that cannot be denied.


The songs and the intimacy they project into your soul really soften the hardest heart .It is almost as if the pain and sorrow and joy and love that you have  experienced  in your life ,the band was able to somehow see and turn into hit songs . There is something for everyone , and for some of us  it can  personal .

Daughtry live on stage .
Daughtry live on stage .

5-The Live Show

I saved the best for last for a reason . Daughtry takes you back to when a show was a show , the stage performance, the blistering guitars and the vocals of Chris Daughtry make this the best reason to see them live. The band gives 100% of themselves on stage and you can feel it in the air .The set was  almost  twenty songs including new material such as ” Just Found Heaven ”  , ” Back In Time ” and ” Backbone ” with their hits and select covers thrown in for good measure.The band is a well oiled machine and contrary to what you may think this is not a solo project for namesake Chris Daughtry .This is a band in every sense of the word and one that must be seen.

The current line  up consists of ,

  • Chris Daughtry – lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar (2006–present)
  • Josh Steely – lead guitar, backing vocals (2006–present)
  • Josh Paul – bass guitar, backing vocals (2006–12, 2013–present)
  • Brian Craddock – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Elvio Fernandes – keyboards,guitar, backing vocals (2006–present)
  • Brandon Maclin– drums, percussion, backing vocals (2014, 2016–present)

To see more info about the current tour please see the official website at https://www.daughtryofficial.com/


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Headline date is May 13 – Mentor on the Lake, OH – Music Lynxx ** be there !

Undoubtedly one of the top hard rock tours of the springtime will be the teaming of Sevendust and Madame Mayhem on a trek throughout the U.S. – beginning on April 21 in El Paso, TX, and wrapping up on June 1 in Sioux City, IA (with more dates coming soon). A true rocker with an eclectic style in every aspect of life, Madame Mayhem merges theatricality with hard-hitting, rocking tunes. And paired with Sevendust, this bill will certainly be one hot ticket.
“Really excited to get back on the road and play!,” says Mayhem. “This tour is going to be so much fun. The band and I are thrilled to be supporting SEVENDUST on this run, those guys are like family to us. For this U.S. run, we will be supporting SEVENDUST on their tour,  as well as playing some headlining shows of our own in between. These will be shows you will not want to miss. Can’t wait to get on stages and rock out with the crowds, while continuing to spread the music from our newest album, ‘Ready For Me,’ to the masses.”
Mayhem’s new killer music video, for the track “War You Started,” was recently unveiled – serving as just one of the many standout rockers from her latest album, ‘Ready for Me’ (issued via Metalville label in the UK and Europe, and HeadBall Records in the US), “War You Started” certainly passes the test in concert, as the singer explains, “’War You Started’ is the first track on the album, ‘Ready For Me.’ It’s also one of my favorites to kick off our sets with since it’s hard hitting, high energy, and gets not only the crowd moving, but us moving and excited as well.”
Written by Madame Mayhem, Corey Lowery (who also produced the album), and Clint Lowery (Sevendust), the video stands apart from previous videos. “The ‘War You Started’ music video is different from my others. It’s the first music video I have shot with my touring band. We had so much fun during the video shoot. We actually made the video in Atlanta right between our US and UK/European tours. The music video was directed and edited by guitarist Gogi Randhawa. It was cool to have a band member direct and be in the video at the same time. I am so happy with how it came out and thrilled that viewers can see the energy myself and the band put into performing.” The clip can be viewed in all its explosive glory via this link: https://youtu.be/6p9Ba1YCe54
The singer has performed across the United States to packed rooms, including B.B. King Blues Club, The Roxy, The Viper Room, Bowery Ballroom, Knitting Factory, a residency at The Cutting Room, the Bluebird Café during Grammy nomination week, Shiprocked Cruise 2017 and 2018, Sunfest 2017, Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2017, and has performed on national tours with renowned and respected artists such as Doro, Mushroomhead, and just completed extensive tour of Europe with Fozzy.
Madame Mayhem has been covered in both fashion and rock music media worldwide, which includes feature coverage in Aquarian Weekly, Brave Words, Fashion Style, Gannett, Guitar World, KNAC, Loudwire (her music videos have been top 10 for multiple weeks), New Noise, Revolver, The Day In Rock, listed in ROCKwell UnScene Magazine’s top 5 Best Female Vocalists of 2016, and more. Additionally, she made most added on the CMJ Loud Radio Charts with over 60 stations nationally in the United States. Also, she has been mentioned in Modern Drummer and is on the latest cover of Black Velvet Magazine.
Soon, lucky U.S. fans will get the opportunity to experience Madame Mayhem on a nearby concert stage – with Sevendust!
April 21 –  El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
April 22 –  Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
April 24 –  Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
April 25 –  Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
May 1 –    Destin, FL – Club LA
May 2 –    Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 6 –    Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
May 8 –    Portland, ME – Aura
May 9 –    Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
May 11 –  Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
May 12 – Rock on The River Festival
May 13 –  Mentor on the Lake, OH – Music Lynxx **
May 18 –  Sturgis, MI – Nikki’s **
May 19 –  Joliet, IL – The Forge
May 20 –  Belvedere, IL (Rockford) – The Apollo Theater
May 22 –  Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
May 23 –  Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
May 24 –  Merriam KS – Aftershock **
May 25 –  St. Louis, MO – The Firebird  **
May 26 –  Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
May 27 –  Knoxville, TN – The International
May 29 –  Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
May 31 –  Muncie, IN – Big Shots**
June 1 –   Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
** Madame Mayhem Headliner
All other dates Madame Mayhem opening for Sevendust

Live Review -Fozzy-True Rockstars of the 21st Century

Chris Jericho Brings Fozzy and Judas Rising Tour to Cleveland !

Fozzy on stage
Fozzy on stage

Cleveland, Ohio – The intimate atmosphere of the Cleveland’s House of Blues was the perfect venue to host the return of ” Fozzy ” on their Judas Rising tour. I first heard of ” Fozzy ” about 18 years ago watching WWF as my ex was a fan of Chris Jericho and demanded I by their CD for her. I ended up actually playing it more then she did and that started the our musical fates being intertwined.I ended up meeting guitarist Rich ” The Duke ” Ward  in 2006 as I was assigned to photograph his band ” Stuck Mojo ” at the time and few years later at NAMM in California.The point of this back story is simple , if you are involved in the metal community , one way or another you will run head first into ” Fozzy ” and for that you will be forever changed.

Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward gets personal with the fans . Local legend and 1988 frontman Alex Schreckengost in the audience helping hold him up .
Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward gets personal with the fans . Local legend and 1988 frontman Alex Schreckengost in the audience helping hold him up .

The evening started like any other rock show , the house lights dimmed, the intro music started and the band hit the stage. Here is where the difference between ” Fozzy ” and most other bands differ . They do not play to the fans , they act as if everyone in the audience is a part of the band and they are playing for their friends.That difference created one of the best performances I have ever seen, the comradery on stage that filtered out to the audience created a sonic feeling of joy. It was almost of if happiness was blasting out the the speakers instead of songs. The best was yet to come .

Fozzy on stage
Fozzy on stage

The band is currently in support  of their seventh release ” Judas ”

Judas is the seventh studio album by the American heavy metal band Fozzy. It was released on October 13, 2017 through Century Media Records.[2] The album’s title track was released as the lead single[3] from the album on May 5, 2017.[4] Ahead of the album release, two additional songs were made available on streaming services: “Drinkin’ with Jesus” on September 15, 2017, and “Painless” on September 29, 2017.

The lead single was a  radio hit, spending 26 weeks on the Mainstream Rock chart and peaking at #5.[5] The song also hit #1 on the Sirius/XM Octane charts.

Fozzy on stage chest bumping .
Fozzy on stage chest bumping .

The night started out with the songs ” Judas ” ,  “Drinkin’ with Jesus” and “Anarchist ” and  followed with a 13 song set .   Some of my favorites of the evening were ” Painless ” , ” Sin and Bones ” ( I love that whole album ) and ” Sandpaper”

Fozzy on stage
Fozzy on stage

The musical talent of the band is like the finest pedigree of a thoroughbred racehorse. The songs include catchy riffs , soft melodies , blistering solos and anthemic chorus. The current line up includes

In closing , if you only see one band this summer on tour make sure you check out ” Fozzy ” .To see all things ” Fozzy ” please see the official website at http://www.fozzyrock.com

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Live Review- Cambridge Room Hosts Iced Earth Incorruptible Tour

Iced earth on stage
Iced earth on stage

Cleveland, Ohio – The intimate atmosphere of the Cambridge Room  created not only a standing  room only scenario for the Iced Earth performance it also  brought back the memories of early 1990s metal shows , when it was great to see huge bands in a small club . The fans of Iced Earth I met were almost cult like in their devotion , I saw tattoos of Iced Earth on several fans , talked with fans that came from all parts of Ohio  including Detroit , Pittsburgh and Buffalo . The band has had multiple lineup changes like any company with the lone original member Jon Schaffer being last man standing . The unique aspect of this is that the fans almost universally agree this is their favorite line up .


Iced earth on stage
Iced earth on stage

The opening song of the night was ” Great Heathen Army ” and I was intrigued by the fans as well of the band . This is the first time in a long time that I saw  a complete audience mouthing the words along with the band . After I saw that  I knew I was in for a night that was going to be full of surprises.I have not witnesses that since I was ”  Pantera  ” on the  ” Cowboys From Hell ” tour . Up next was ” Burning Times ” and with this the musical onslaught continued as I watched fathers and sons headbang together. ” Dystopia ”  was a great song with anthemic undertones both powerful and subtle all rolled into one . The night continued with a mix of both old and new songs from 2017 ” Incorruptible” release . One of my favorites of the night was the encore number ” Clear The Way ” .

Iced earth on stage
Iced earth on stage

The current line up of Iced Earth  is composed of rhythm guitarist Jon Schaffer, lead singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent Smedley, and lead guitarist Jake Dreyer.

Iced earth on stage
Iced earth on stage

To see all thing current with Iced Earth please see the official website at http://www.icedearth.com

Iced earth on stage
Iced earth on stage


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